Easton: ‘Da Best’ in our Eyes

This past year, when the editors of Smithsonian Magazine called for submissions for their annual roundup of “The 15 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2021,” as secretary of the Executive Committee for the Western Connecticut Tourism District (WCTD) and proud Easton resident, I thought Continue reading “Easton: ‘Da Best’ in our Eyes”

Longed-for Long Weekends: Litchfield County, Cornwall

Western Connecticut Tourism District

Longed-for Long Weekends: Litchfield County, Cornwall, is co-written by Michelle Falcone of Easton, secretary on the Executive Committee for the Western Connecticut Tourism District (WCTD) and Stacy Lytwyn, Easton resident and CT guidebook author. Continue reading “Longed-for Long Weekends: Litchfield County, Cornwall”

Longed-for Long Weekends: Fairfield County, Norwalk and Danbury

The state’s lift on most of the COVID-19-related restrictions means a new appreciation for the rise in temperatures. This reality becomes more clear as traffic swells and many weekend warriors take the plunge from their homes’ safety nests into backyard exploration. You don’t have Continue reading “Longed-for Long Weekends: Fairfield County, Norwalk and Danbury”

Longed-for Long Weekends: Fairfield County, Stratford

After months of living through the uncertainties of a global health crisis and a life-changing pandemic, isn’t it time to pause? Sometimes all you need is a long weekend escape to push the reset button. 

One “shore” way to restore and unwind is to reserve a room at Stratford’s Continue reading “Longed-for Long Weekends: Fairfield County, Stratford”

Longed-for Long Weekends: Naugatuck Valley Region

As business restrictions and travel mandates lift and the world recovers from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Connecticut’s backyard treasures beckon day-trippers to discover —and rediscover— the wealth of sightseeing opportunities that at every turn, turn a day into a weekend Continue reading “Longed-for Long Weekends: Naugatuck Valley Region”

Connecticut’s Best Backyard Bucket List

This article, written by Michelle Falcone of Easton, new secretary on the Executive Committee for the Western Connecticut Tourism District (WCTD), is the final article in a three-part spring day trip series. It provides a behind-the-scenes look on how local tourism is not only surviving, Continue reading “Connecticut’s Best Backyard Bucket List”

Connecticut Staycations Are Fun-cations

This article, written by Michelle Falcone of Easton, new secretary on the Executive Committee for the Western Connecticut Tourism District (WCTD), is the second article in a three-part spring day trip series. The articles provide a behind-the-scenes look on how local tourism is not Continue reading “Connecticut Staycations Are Fun-cations”

Connecticut Staycations: A Bird’s Eye Business View

This article is written by Michelle Falcone of Easton, new secretary on the Executive Committee for the Western Connecticut Tourism District. It is the first article in a three-part spring day- trip series. The series provides a behind-the-scenes look on how local tourism is not Continue reading “Connecticut Staycations: A Bird’s Eye Business View”

Western Connecticut Tourism District Invites Local Businesses to Register

With visitors arriving from bordering states and locals eager to take advantage of all that Connecticut has to offer, the state is seizing the moment to invest in tourism. The funding restored to the three regional districts — Eastern, Central and Western — will be spent marketing Continue reading “Western Connecticut Tourism District Invites Local Businesses to Register”